Mitt Romney’s prospects for the presidency just got a little dimmer with the admission of a campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul in response to a pro-Obama attack ad which blames the presumptive nominee for the death of a laid-off steelworker’s wife: If that family had lived in Massachusetts, it would have been covered by the former governor’s universal health care law. Um, isn’t this the same candidate who says he wants to repeal Romneycare’s big sister Obamacare? Duh, same thing right? SMH. Mitt Romney reminds me a lot of Foghorn Leghorn, always a loudmouth even as he gets his ass kicked.
“To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care,” Andrea Saul, Romney’s campaign press secretary, said during an appearance on Fox News. “There are a lot of people losing their jobs and losing their health care in President [Barack] Obama’s economy. Source
I am with Eric Erickson from Red State:
OMG.This might just be the moment Mitt Romney lost the election.Wow. politico.com/news/stories/0…
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) August 8, 2012
Funny reaction on Twitter:
What conservatives are doing re Andrea Saul’s comment is the same as how you housebreak your dog. Romney needs to know not to go there.
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) August 8, 2012
The Priorities USA Action ad, features Joe Soptic, who was laid off from a plant owned by Bain Capital, discussing his wife’s illness and eventual death. He said his family lost health insurance after he lost his job. Saul went on to say the ad was “despicable.” But, please tell me, how do you praise Romneycare and slam Obamacare? Mitt Romney and his team have an uncanny skill of shooting themselves in the foot with every attack from the Obama campaign. This is the man you want to put in the White House? This comes as Ron Haskins, GOP welfare reform architect, blasts Romney’s current ad accusing President Obama of “gutting welfare reform.”
Joe Soptic featured in super PAC video: